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I went to the Nut. today and she said that the surgeon doesn't have people with a BMI below 43 on a preop diet. She said they are not concerned re. an enlarged liver for lower BMIs.

I was surprised by that.

I am thinking I may not cut down calories but I will try to be low sugar at least a few days before surgery to shrink the liver a bit.

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Most certainly - many surgeons don't bother with pre-op diets (other than the normal day or evening before surgery thing); our doc doesn't do them for any BMI level, while others like yours varies it by BMI. One surgeon I know quite specifically doesn't want his patients fasting for weeks before surgery, as he wants them as strong and healthy as possible going into surgery.

Cutting down on the calories may not be needed, but it isn't a bad idea to get used to Protein Drinks as they are one of the early post-op staples, and just generally work on a long term healthy post-op diet that you can sustain.

Good luck on this new venture!

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I went to the Nut. today and she said that the surgeon doesn't have people with a BMI below 43 on a preop diet. She said they are not concerned re. an enlarged liver for lower BMIs.
I was surprised by that.
I am thinking I may not cut down calories but I will try to be low sugar at least a few days before surgery to shrink the liver a bit.


My doctor only requires low carb
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Pre-op diets vary surgeon to surgeon. My surgeon has two pre-op diets, determined by BMI: BMI below 50 is 2 meals, 2 Protein Shakes and BMI above 50 is just Protein shakes.

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I do not have a pre-op diet other than liquids the day before the surgery.

My surgeon had said if my BMI were higher, then yes, he would consider it.

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I don't have to do liquids, but I do have to do high Protein. See below.

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On 1/9/2019 at 8:13 PM, 2Bsmaller18 said:

Anyone else's surgeon say no preop diet?

@2Bsmaller18

no pre-op for me.

Double edged sword. Good or bad? i read on the board about the "horrible" pre-op,

i was happy my doc said he didn't require pre-op diet. Woo Hoo!

But.... this gave me "permission" not to try and lose wt before surgery. Instead, I

went the funeral route and gained 5 lbs.!! Even though i/you didn't have a pre-op diet,

i would drink Protein Shakes, low cal - deal with your new Water situation. try and loose

some weight pre-op . Do as i say, not as i do!!

good luck

kathy

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On 1/10/2019 at 1:13 AM, 2Bsmaller18 said:

I went to the Nut. today and she said that the surgeon doesn't have people with a BMI below 43 on a preop diet. She said they are not concerned re. an enlarged liver for lower BMIs.

I was surprised by that.

I am thinking I may not cut down calories but I will try to be low sugar at least a few days before surgery to shrink the liver a bit.

The surgeon I'm going with only requires a low card, healthy diet. No liquid diet required - Thankfully!

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My doctor didn’t require any pre-op diet. Just fast the night before the surgery, I have healed super fast. Not sure if it can be attributed to that. Also my surgery was 12/26 so I was able to fully enjoy the holiday feasts

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